New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 2 – Saving El Salvador from Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI'll admit it: SOS Ministries scares me.I've read through Carissa's blog post about her trip and I've read through all of SOS's online mission trip information.  SOS Ministries is playing a dangerous game that is likely to hurt the local populations they allege to serve and the volunteers they bring on the trips.Let's start with the potential dangers to volunteers. If you sign up for a short-term mission trip through SOS, you will be sent to El Salvador like the Duggars were.    The website has a PDF file for applications. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Need ‘Sexual Snacks’ in Marriage?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender - Is wanting sex with your wife when she is not in the mood childish?Editor's note: Linked through Do No Link. Real or not what BGR is saying is poisonous. In this piece he's not only insisting wives have sex with their husbands upon demand but also obligates them to provide 'quickies' and other sexual favors outside of full sexual encounters. Sounds like his view of women is as a in-house sex worker with no rights. How is this much different than the sexual slavery trade going on in much of the world? … [Read more...]

New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 1 – Saving El Salvador From Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Derick Dillard have headed back down to El Salvador and mentioned in passing some of their prayer requests: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sharpness of Mind is Godly?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - It's High Time to Sharpen Up!Editor's note: This is not a commentary on the rightness or wrongness of the Republican presidential candidates but I have to wonder if Colin and I were watching the same debate as he seems to have seen something very different than I did. Sharing this because of his claim it's time for everyone to 'sharpen up' to debate others with a different spiritually or religion. Do you think that is really what will serve Christianity best in this time? Please, no fighting over politics in the comments. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 10 Mr. Steady (How Dominant Wives Destroy Daughters)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 102-104Well, we are in for a treat today! Having spent the last few weeks talking about Mr. Steady, now we are talking about the horrors that come from dominant mothers. Specifically, how mothers that are in control screw up the chances for daughters to get married. As an added bonus, Michael attempts to use cool-kid phrasing. I hope you're ready. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keeping Your Eyes on God Stops Masturbation?

by Fred Rochester from Prevailing Word - Oops, I Did it AgainEditor's note: I found this pastor while tooling around the internet. Don't know if he's quiverfull or not, but he's clearly as obsessed with sexual matters as someone we quote here a lot - Biblical Gender Roles. I suspect BGR would not approve of anything Pastor Fred is saying. Why is sex such a shameful problem in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism. Lots and lots of hangups. When I read that Scripture, Paul issued a warning that if you do not pay attention to your surroundings, you will fall.As long as you pay attention to your surroundings, you will not fall.The moment you take your eyes off of the Lord, fail to put … [Read more...]

Three Years In

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams(Editor's Note: Kaleesha is talking about her journey three years post-fundamentalism. There is hope of having a full life after leaving toxic faith.)Yesterday marks the third anniversary of the day I laid aside the Bible, having found the answers to the last of my questions about the god within its pages. My conclusion after years of study and devotion? The Bible was written by men who inspired by their ideas of things bigger than themselves, men who were grasping at significance in the majesty of space and time.And that’s okay. We’re all doing that, in a way. It’s part of this journey, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sacrifice Yourself For Your Children?

by Rebekah Pearl Anast from No Greater Joy - Calling All TeenagersEditor's note: This is from a very lengthy article about how parents must 'train up' their children and by the time they reach adolescence it's way too late. While I agree with her points of talking to your children about what's happening with their bodies and hormones and in general in their lives there's not much else there of any value. But this is the most poisonous parts. Raising your children is not the same as immolating oneself. … [Read more...]

Fear, Loathing and Jealousy Behind the Scenes in the Duggar Family Household?

A pile of supposed Duggar 'insiders' has been whispering to a reporter for the tabloid Life & Style magazine. It's not all pickles, hair spray and side hugs according to them. The title on the front cover reads 'Jessa Duggar Delivery Room Drama' Inside there's nothing about any delivery room drama, merely a rehashing of the fact that Jessa Duggar Seewald's due date is today, November 1st, and what happened with Jill's delivery of little Israel Dillard's delivery. Deceptive click-baiting title like something straight off the internet. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How to Help a Guy I Admire, But Don’t Like?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]